On February 14, 2017 Pioneer School District will run a regularly scheduled replacement of the Maintenance and Operation Levy.
The Pioneer School District Board of Directors voted to reduce the Maintenance and Operations Levy collection for the 2018, 2019, and 2020 calendar years. If approved, the proposed 2018 levy rates represent an approximate 10% reduction from the voter approved 2017 levy collection.
The current levy amount:
The proposed levy amounts:
The Maintenance and Operations Levy is not a new tax. It will replace the current levy which expires at the end of 2017. Every three years, District residents are asked to renew the levy.
The levy allows the District to continue basic operations which are not fully funded by the State and Federal Government. Local levy money makes up about 29% of the District’s annual operating budget. The local levy dollars’ support: Custodial/ maintenance needs, early learning program, extracurricular programs/athletics, non-high school fees, regular classroom/special program teachers, school safety needs, teacher training, technology, transportation, etc.
The Mason County Auditor’s Office will mail out election ballots to all Pioneer School District residents around January 23rd. A 50% yes vote is required for approval.
For more information, please contact: Marty Brewer at 360-426-9115, ext. 3.
Early morning on Tuesday, December 20th the high winds experienced in Mason County damaged a portion of the Pioneer Middle School construction project. As many as 25 trusses over the gym and commons area were brought down by the high winds. We are thankful to report no injuries and all debris fell within the construction safety fence. The District and contractor are working with their builder’s risk insurance to cover the cost of this loss. We are still assessing the damage and consequences of this time loss, but we do know:
If you have addition questions or concerns, you are encouraged to call the Pioneer School District Office at 426-9115, ext. 3 and speak with the Superintendent, Martin Brewer.
Pioneer School District is on Winter Break from December 19 – 30, 2016.
School resumes January 2, 2017 at 8:30 am.
Thank you community member Tim Rusher, Sr.
Due to weather conditions,school is closed today Friday, December 9th.
Due to weather conditions, all after school activities have been cancelled for tonight December 8th.
At this time, Pioneer School District will be operating on our regular schedule for the remainder of this week.
We are closely monitoring a storm system that is expected to affect Mason County tonight and into Friday.
As we experienced earlier this week, weather patterns are very unpredictable. Therefore, we are asking families to be prepared for a variety of potential impacts to the school schedule. To include late starts, early releases and full school closures.